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North Carolina Fuel Distribution


The Fuel Distribution classification covers the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, or repair of systems for distribution of petroleum fuels, petroleum distillates, natural gas, chemicals, and slurries through a pipeline from 1 station to another. It includes all excavation, trenching, and backfilling in connection therewith. It covers the installation, replacement, and removal of above ground and below ground fuel storage tanks.

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

  • Please note a separate North Carolina Business and Law exam is not needed, that information is incorporated into the Fuel Distribution exam.

  • i>A license is required for projects that are $30,000 or more./i>

  • There is no minimum experience requirement. Applicants must submit 3 names as references.

    All licenses covered by the commercial licensing board are divided into 3 financial categories:


  • Limited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $17,000. This level allows bids up to $500,000 per single project.

  • Intermediate: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $75,000. This level allows bids up to $1,000,000 per single project.

  • Unlimited: Applicants must have a minimum working capital of $150,000. This level has no restrictions as to the value of any single project.

    Applicants for the Intermediate and Unlimited license must submit audited financial statements with classified balance sheets prepared by a CPA or independent accountant engaged in the public practice of accounting.


    Surety bonds are required for applicants with insufficient working capital. The board may request that a surety bond and payment bond be obtained for jobs above a certain monetary level.


    NOTE: Licensed Plumbers and HVAC contractors holding a current license are qualified to do fuel piping and do not need a separate fuel piping contractor license.


The Fuel Distribution classification covers the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, or repair of systems for distribution of petroleum fuels, petroleum distillates, natural gas, chemicals, and slurries through a pipeline from 1 station to another. It includes all excavation, trenching, and backfilling in connection therewith. It covers the installation, replacement, and removal of above ground and below ground fuel storage tanks.


To apply, contact State of North Carolina Licensing Board 1-919-571-4183.


The licensing fees are: Limited $75, Intermediate $100, and Unlimited $125.


Applications are cleared for approval to take the exam as soon as they are received. However, once exams are passed, applications are submitted to the board for review.


Applications must be submitted the 1st week of the month prior to the next board meeting (ex. 1st week of June for July approval).


The board meets once per month in every month except December. Therefore, processing time would be 1 to 2 months depending on the date submitted to the board.


All general contractors licenses expire December 31 each calendar year and normally are not issued during the month of December.


North Carolina has no reciprocity agreements for this license.


As of this time, there is no continuing education for this license.



  • The fee for the exam is $60 and a score of at least 70% is required to pass the exam.
  • The exam is open book, multiple-choice, and timed.
  • There are 60 questions on the exam with a 2 hour time limit. Not all reference books are allowed into the exam.

    Topics covered on the exam are excavation, gas, tank and vaults, piping, pumps and controls, laws and regulations, troubleshooting and maintenance, One Call, safety and fire prevention, erosion and sedimentation control, leak detection and monitoring systems, and liens.


  • Once you are approved you will receive an eligibility letter to schedule your testing. The eligibility letter is valid for 120 days from the date on the letter and allows the candidate to take 1 exam within that time frame.
  • To schedule your exam you must contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
  • Failing candidates may not retake an exam until at least 30 days after the failed exam.

All the books listed under “Reference Materials” on this page are used to create the exam and are recommended for study. However, only the following books are allowed into the exam room while testing. They are: NC OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry NFPA-30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code,; NFPA-30A Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages,; Recommended Practice for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (RP100); Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Refueling (RP200),; Recommended Procedure for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400); ASME Code for Pressure Piping-B31.8-Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems,.


 These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.


*There are additional downloadable documents for the North Carolina Fuel Distribution exam*


Laws and Regulations Applicable to General Contracting in the State of North Carolina.


North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 15A, Chapter 4 Sedimentation Control, as amended July 1, 2000.


North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 113A, Article 4 Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, as amended through October 2002.


North Carolina One Call.

American Contractors does not offer a seminar to prepare for the North Carolina Fuel Distribution contractor license exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.